Green Star Products,
Inc., formerly BAT International, Inc., announced August 20 that it has completed
an independently verified test run of a high mileage "SuperCar" that
achieved 99 miles per gallon.
The two-door 1994 Geo Metro completed a set of laps around the
California Speedway on August 19, traveling at a 45 mph constant speed to
evaluate the effects of several products including a special Spiro
Exhaust device, SuperBAT TVT Anti-Friction Metal Treatment lubricants
and Green Star Bio-Fuel. According to the company, the run provided an opportunity
to evaluate how various GSPI products now entering the market could
work together to achieve an overall fuel efficiency goal. The Geo
Metro had a standard diesel engine (3 cylinder Kabota), so that most
fuel efficiency improvements were the result of the exhaust,
lubricants and a high efficiency biodiesel fuel.
The company said the run was certified by a set of independent consultants
including a consultant in the petroleum industry and other independent
parties. Measuring a difference in volume of the fuel after a 10-lap
run on the 2-mile-long circuit verified the fuel economy. Speed was
verified by timing every lap.
The very high fuel efficiency goal was achieved using a very
low-tech car and engine that was coupled with high-tech aftermarket
products. The test was intended to provide data on how several
products that improve fuel efficiency and/or lower pollution would
work together to achieve a combined fuel efficiency result.